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NHCS Newsletter, Fall Session Final Week 15, Atlantic Pollock

Posted 11/28/2016 4:56pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.



It is hard to believe we are in our final week of our Fall Session. This marks the 3oth consecutive week we have been providing fresh, local NH caught fish and seafood to our members this year.  Thank you to all our Annual Members who have been with us since May and thank you all Fall members as well!

There is still more NH seafood to be had for the Holidays however! There is still time to sign up for our Holiday Seafood Medley session for the entire month of December! And, you can order extra each week if you like the offerings of Sea Raised Steelhead trout, Lobsters, Oysters or Scallops!

And don't forget about the Additional Fish orders available to Members! You can order extra Pollock tonight to stock up your freezer for the winter!


Our fish this week is the sustainably certified Atlantic Pollock, Pollachius virens.  And more great news! The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), one of the oldest and most recognized sustainable seafood licensing agencies, just approved New England wild caught Haddock, Pollock and Acadian redfish as sustainably caught seafood. Those involved with the study claim this "allows consumers to buy New England redfish, haddock and pollock with the confidence that the fisheries will continue to be operated and managed in a sustainable manner".


Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. Check out the article which appeared on our Facebook page:http://www.concordmonitor.com/Misunderstood-pollock-a-key-to-New-England-seafood-s-future-2011708.

Atlantic Pollock is related to cod and haddock and sometimes referred to as "Green cod".  Atlantic pollock are found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and are most common on the western Scotian Shelf and in the Gulf of Maine. A different species of Atlantic Pollock, commonly known as saithe, is found in the Eastern Atlantic.

Atlantic Pollock differs from cod in that they have a greenish hue and slightly darker flesh. Not to be confused with the Alaskan Pollock, found in the Pacific Ocean and one of the most harvested fish in the world. Alaskan pollock is often times found in frozen fish sticks and fish fillets and a main ingredient in seafood salad and many processed seafood products. Our

Pollock has a white, firm flesh with a sweet and delicate flavor. It is low in saturated fat and a great source of B 12 vitamins!



Pollock is great in fish chowder, broiled, baked for grilled. It is also fabulous for fish tacos and works well with any blackened recipe. Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Here is are some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page:https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/pollock. This is what Chefs at Moxy, a dedicated member of our RSF program in Portsmouth, did with a recent batch of Pollock from us:






p o l l o c k • à • l a • m o x y
nh mushroom,whipped beet ,arugula-cherry tomato salad

(Courtesy of Moxy)


Our NH Fishermen this week are Ricky Anderson, Captain and owner of the 
F/V Bridget Leigh out of Rye, NH and Charles "Puggy" Felch, owner and captain of F/V Lady Victoria out of Seabrook, NH. Thanks guys for the great fish this week!
Captain Ricky Anderson offloading some monkfish heads in Rye, NH


The F/V Bridget Leigh, named after  Rickys' lovely daughter
Charles "Puggy" Felch (in back) and a friend with a large Halibut
The sturdy F/V Lady Victoria out of Seabrook, NH


Additional Fish Orders: Stock the Freezer!


Last chance to stock your freezer for winter with extra fish!!!



Pollock fillets-Additional Fish this week

If you love Pollock or just need some extra fish this week, we are once again this Session offering our Additional Fish Orders to be made until 12pm midnight tonight.

Additional fish will come in 1lb and 2lb packages, with a discounted rate if you order 4lbs or more! 

Don't forget our faithful restaurants! They will be serving our fish until December 31st! Here is a list of those currently participating:


  • Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH
  • Local Eatery,  Laconia, NH
  • The Hancock Inn,  Hancock, NH
  • Moxy, Portsmouth, NH
  • Vida Cantina,  Portsmouth, NH
  • Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe,  Portsmouth, NH
    Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • The District, Portsmouth, N
  • Oak House, Newmarket, NH
  • Atlantic Grill, Rye, NH  
  • Otis, Exeter, NH 

And a special end of the year thanks to our fabulous partners, without whom we would not survive:

              Brookford Farm



And  of course, Tri-State Seafoods, in Sommersworth, who faithfully process our shares into fillets for us each week!

Many thanks to you, our dedicated customer for helping to support our few remaining NH Commercial Fishermen as they continue to hold onto their struggling livelihoods!

Remember, there is more seafood to come in December, with our Holiday Seafood Medley, otherwise we will see you back again in full force  with many planned improvements in April!

Thanks for your support and Happy Holidays to you all!

In Peace,







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